August 2016

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August 31, 2016

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The individual PDF articles published in August 2016 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

“Weight a Second: Perfecting the Jerk, Part 1” - Warkentin
“Weight a Second: Perfecting the Jerk, Part 2” - Warkentin
“How to Pass the CF-L3 Exam” - Wingo
“A Sip Becomes a Drag” - Cecil
“Look Your Personal Best” - Achauer
“X” - CrossFit Media
“Fitness, Luck and Health” - Adapated from Glassman lectures
“CrossFit Affiliates: Glamour Vs. Grit” - Saline
“Gymnastics: What Do… Continue Reading

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In LEO/Mil

August 31, 2016

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Point-of-view combat footage offers a dramatic look at the National Guard in Afghanistan.

“It’s jammed again. I hate this thing!”

The same words are likely spoken hourly near printers and copiers in offices all around the world.

In this case, the words were uttered by an American soldier struggling with an Mk 19 grenade launcher mounted to a combat vehicle in Afghanistan.

“Oh, fuck me!” a soldier yells as rocket-propelled… Continue Reading

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The Will to Walk

By Emily Beers

In Athletes, Medical/Injuries

August 30, 2016

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It’s July in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Ordinarily, athletes at Bodyshop CrossFit in West Kelowna would be working out diligently. Today, they’re visibly distracted.

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games are playing live on a big-screen TV in the weightlifting area of the gym, so the athletes take uncharacteristically long breaks between sets of squats to catch a heat of Squat Clean Pyramid.

One man in the corner of the gym isn’t paying… Continue Reading

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Supplements and Snake Oil

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

August 28, 2016

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A wall of nutritional supplements can be incredibly seductive.

The little jars with multisyllabic, unpronounceable technical names that often combine letters and numbers: CoQ10, L-carnitine L-tartrate, methylsulfonylmethane. The pictures of molecules and all the trappings of science. The cartoon-sized tubs of protein powder and the aggressive packaging. The tanned, rippling, bulging models. The delicious pictures of guilt-free “healthy” cookies and candy bars. The promise of massive gains.

The… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

August 26, 2016

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CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman visits a Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit Silicon Valley to talk about how CrossFit is at the forefront of a revolutionary fight against the leading cause of death in the United States.

Chronic disease—including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer—accounts for 70 percent of the deaths in the United States every year, Glassman explains.

“Medicine has no answer,” he says. “You do.”

The answer is CrossFit, which… Continue Reading

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In Gymnastics/Tumbling

August 24, 2016

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The CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course sets athletes up for a lifetime of strength and movement.

“I’ve got a 70-year-old man who took our course eight years ago who’s almost got a full iron cross,” said Jeff Tucker, subject-matter expert of CrossFit Gymnastics. “He’s 70-plus years old now, and he’s still working his iron cross.”

And just as the septuagenarian has strived for almost a decade to perform an iron cross, Tucker and his team… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, HD Videos

August 23, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 11, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd talks about the importance of building a program around general physical preparedness (GPP) with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos

August 22, 2016

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Leanda Keahi-Bevans thought she was invincible until a traumatic experience left her battling PTSD and depression. She needed something to turn her life around and make her value herself again. That’s when she discovered the CrossFit community in Tucson, Arizona.

Keahi-Bevans says she had “zero self-confidence and valued really nothing” in the wake of kidnapping and sexual assault.

“It wasn’t just the mental part,” she explains. “My body… Continue Reading

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